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Mattis faces questions from allies on Islamic State strategy

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:09
As the Islamic State group loses its remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is facing a growing chorus of questions from NATO allies and partners about what the next steps will be in the region to preserve peace and ensure the militants don't rise again.

Harassment claims have a Clinton connection

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:07
Had the Clintons played their cards differently, our country might have become less coarse, and our infantile impulsiveness less pronounced.

Watch Trump become a hawk on China

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:05
After spending almost two weeks hearing from other Asian leaders, Trump may see the China challenge more clearly, some officials believe.

Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan was 15-year veteran

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:56
A U.S. soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday has been identified as a Green Beret with extensive training and nearly 15 years of military experience.

Mattis in Finland as US-Nordic war games expand

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:37
The demand for U.S. troops to participate in missions in northern Europe could be on the rise as Finland and other Nordic countries plan larger war games due to concerns about a more assertive Russia.

Saudis accuse Iran of possible 'act of war' as regional tensions rise

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:36
Saudi Arabia on Monday accused archrival Iran of direct responsibility for a missile attack on the Saudi capital last week, issuing a stark warning that the strike may have constituted an "act of war," according to the official Saudi press agency.

Yemen flights canceled after coalition shuts all ports

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:36
Yemen's national airline said Monday it has canceled all flights to the country's only two functioning airports after the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels announced the closure of all land, air and sea ports.

Police hone tactics to quell violence at hate-fueled rallies

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 06:28
Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets. White nationalists and counterprotesters screamed at each other from fenced-off pens, but the tactics employed by law enforcement at the "White Lives Matter" rally last month in Tennessee may have prevented the kind of mayhem that had erupted at earlier rallies in other states.

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado departs Singapore after 14-month deployment

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 04:06
The Navy’s only overseas littoral combat ship is heading home after a 14-month rotational deployment to Southeast Asia.

Kadena Special Olympics continues to break down barriers in event’s 18th year

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 02:54
Air Force Staff Sgt. Lionel Rhone dressed up like Superman over the weekend to greet a group of special athletes who are far more courageous than the Man of Steel.

Trump could face thorny issues on South Korea visit

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 01:58
President Donald Trump visits South Korea on Tuesday on the second leg of his first official Asian tour. While North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs are an obvious priority, they are far from the only issue at hand.

Hours before death in Niger, US soldiers were targeting militants in Mali

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:32
Although the Pentagon said U.S. troops were on a low-risk reconnaissance mission, the four U.S. soldiers killed last month in Mali were helping track and fight Islamist militants along the Mali-Niger border in the hours before their death, according to Niger's defense minister and a wounded Nigerien soldier who survived the attack.

'Fat Leonard' scandal expands to ensnare more than 60 admirals

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 23:43
Crooked Navy contractor visited Annapolis and Pearl Harbor as VIP even while he and his firm were under investigation.

In Japan, Trump pushes new trade deal, mourns Texas shooting

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 22:32
President Donald Trump opened his second day in Japan by pushing for stronger, more equitable economic ties between the allies, yet his message in Asia threatened to be overshadowed by a tragic shooting back home.

Catalan Five get conditional freedom in Belgium

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 22:13
Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four close separatist allies regained their freedom at the end of a tumultuous Sunday that started when they surrendered in Brussels to face possible extradition to Spain for allegedly plotting a rebellion.

Saudi-led coalition closes Yemen ports; Aden attack kills 17

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 21:19
The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world's poorest country early Monday after a missile targeted Riyadh, hours after an Islamic State-claimed militant attack in Aden killed at least 17 people.

Belgian judge to decide next phase in Spain-Catalonia fight

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 19:43
The fight between Spain and Catalonia's separatists reached a Belgian judge on Sunday after the region's deposed leader and four ex-ministers surrendered in Brussels to face possible extradition to Madrid for allegedly plotting a rebellion.

Federal judge blocks military judge from having US marshals seize defense attorney

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:32
Rick Kammen, the long-serving war court defense attorney who quit the USS Cole case over a secret ethics conflict, has obtained a federal order preventing U.S. marshals from apprehending him in the United States and forcing him to appear at the Guantanamo war court by teleconference.

Trump, Democrats vie with McCain on whether Pentagon should 'Buy American'

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:48
Six months after President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to prioritize American-made products in its vast supply chain, powerful members of his own party are pushing in the opposite direction.

Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:19
Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration's point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin.